In Billing
Jun 5th, 2020
Several procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edit changes in the Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) database will go into effect July 1. The quarterly update files are now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Most of the changes account for new CPT® codes added for 2020 or codes that will be deleted ...
In CMS
Jun 4th, 2020
The 2021 ICD-10-PCS files are now available. Inpatient coders will have 544 new codes to work with beginning Oct. 1, 2020, as well as changes to tables and the index. New PCS Codes Additions include several codes for: Insertion of radioactive element into various body sites, by various approaches Fragmentation of various veins and arteries ...
In Coding
Jun 3rd, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on May 13 the July 2020 quarterly update to the HCPCS Level II file. There are 61 added codes to describe healthcare equipment and supplies not identified by CPT® codes, as well as nine deleted codes and three revised codes. The July update to the HCPCS ...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2020
Update your understanding of how to code telehealth services now and in the futur...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2020
Does your staff know the coding guidelines for interventions performed on a patient’s coronary artery during a myocardial infarction (MI)? Proper code selection requires very specific documentation. Coders need to know what to look for, and query if it isn’t ther...